Horseback Adventures


Explore the Canadian Wilderness on Horseback
‘Take a walk on the Wildside’

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June 17-25 2019
No riding skills needed. Suitable for everyone with an Adventerous heart

The Mountain Metis and first Nations of the Jasper National Park area were known as the Asiniwuche Winewak, which means the Rocky Mountain People in Cree.

We lived off the land as Hunters and gatherers and later became guides and scouts; we depended on the use of trail horses and packhorses to survive. In this program, we share some of the skills that were crucial for our survival, and hope that all our visitors take away useful skills that will serve them in life. Get up close and personal with a program that gives you horseback skills and confidence to be in the backcountry.

Program designed for

* Complete beginners to learn the ropes
* Experienced riders who want to learn backcountry skills
* People who want a more hands on experience
* To get prepared for a longer back country horse trip

Day 1

* Safety on the ground, Catching, haltering, leading and tying
* Horsemanship- understanding the horse as a prey animal
* Technical Riding skills, position, steering, posting trot
* Trail riding- safety on the trail
* Plant medicine-equine first aid

Day 2

* Horsemanship-establishing boundaries
* Tacking up the horse, proper saddle fit
* Technical riding skills riding a dressage pattern
* Trail Riding leading a group
* Survival skills, Fire lighting, shelter building, procuring water

Day 3

* Grooming, tools, how to groom
* Technical riding skills, Trot Rails and lateral work
* Camp set up, setting up a highline, setting up a trappers tent
* Trip plan, route planning
* Bear safety
* Outdoor cooking

Day 4

* Hoof care, what to do on the trail in an emergency
* Trot rails and simple jumps
* Trail ride
* Horse packing single diamond,

Day 5

* Drill ride
* Trail ride
* Horse packing, double diamond
* Questions and conclusions
* Prepare for overnight trip

Day 6

Backcountry trip in the mountains.

Day 7

Backcountry trip in the mountains.

Day 8

Shuttle back to Painted Warriors ranch
Barbecue celebration and campfire time

Day 9

To airport or Calgary accommodations for those who are traveling on.

Costs: € 1899,-
Including: overnighters, food, instruction, use of horses, shuttle from and to the Airport in Calgary.
Inscription: Horseback Adventure Inscription 2019
For more info please contact Margot Visser
e-Mail margot@maximedia.nl

 

 

 

 

 

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